Resources › For Students and Parents Harding University Admissions ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate & More Share Flipboard Email Print Harding University / harding.edu For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated October 06, 2019 Harding University Admissions Overview: Harding University is largely accessible, accepting 70% of those who apply. Interested students will need to submit an application, high school transcripts, scores from the SAT or ACT, and letters of recommendation. Check out the school's website for more information and important updates and deadlines. Admissions Data (2016): Harding University Acceptance Rate: 70%Test Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: 500 / 610SAT Math: 480 / 610SAT Writing: - / -What these SAT numbers meanACT Composite: 22 / 28ACT English: 22 / 30ACT Math: 20 / 27What these ACT numbers mean Harding University Description: Harding University is a four-year, private college affiliated with the Churches of Christ. The 350-acre campus is located in Searcry, Arkansas, which is 50 miles from Little Rock and 105 miles from Memphis, Tennessee. Harding's student body of roughly 7,000 is supported by a student / faculty ratio of 17 to 1. The university offers its students 10 undergraduate degrees, 14 pre-professional programs, and 15 graduate and professional degrees. The school has an active international program with almost half of each graduating class having spent a semester abroad in Africa, Australia, France, Chilé, England, Greece, or Italy. Harding has a long list of student clubs and organizations, as well as many intramural sports. For intercollegiate athletics, the Harding Bison compete in the NCAA Division II Great American Conference. The men’s and women’s cross country teams and women’s volleyball team have been conference champions. Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 5,902 (4,419 undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 44% Male / 56% Female94% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $18,635Books: $1,200 (why so much?)Room and Board: $6,756Other Expenses: $2,414Total Cost: $29,005 Harding University Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 95%Loans: 61%Average Amount of AidGrants: $9,273Loans: $7,262 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Business Administration, Communication Science Disorders, Early Childhood Education, General Studies, Kinesiology, Nursing, Psychology Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 82%4-Year Graduation Rate: 43%6-Year Graduation Rate: 64% Intercollegiate Athletic Programs: Men's Sports: Football, Tennis, Baseball, Track and Field, Golf, Soccer, Basketball, Cross CountryWomen's Sports: Basketball, Track and Field, Volleyball, Tennis, Soccer, Softball, Golf, Cross Country Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like Harding University, You May Also Like These Schools: Lipscomb University: Profile Lyon College: Profile Pepperdine University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphAuburn University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphVanderbilt University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUnion University: Profile Baylor University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphHenderson State University: Profile Arkansas State University: Profile Hendrix College: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphSouthern Arkansas University: Profile Faulkner University: Profile Harding University Mission Statement: mission statement from http://www.harding.edu/about/ "Harding University is a private Christian institution of higher education committed to the tradition of the liberal arts and sciences. [...] The University serves a diverse, coeducational student body from across the United States and around the world, although the primary constituency for students and financial support is the fellowship of the churches of Christ. [...] The University community seeks to provide an environment that both supports students and challenges them to realize their full potential. Thus, Harding's mission is to provide a quality education that will lead to an understanding and philosophy of life consistent with Christian ideals."